Liberation BC is on The Change – come join us!

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Liberation BC is on The Change – come join us!

Liberation BC has joined TheChange, which is a really cool site bringing together organizations committed to sustainability. Our page is here: http://www.thechange.com/liberation-bc/. By my count, it looks like Liberation BC is the first animal group to join TheChange, but I don’t think we’ll be the last. (On what sustainability has to do with animal rights,


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A bit of a meta-post on the Worldwatch report

Eric Marcus wrote on his blog yesterday about the recent WorldWatch article which concluded that animal agriculture is responsible for a whopping 51% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Marcus quotes from Dave Steele, who has written an analysis of the report. To sum up, Dave found that the actual number, based on the information from


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Our appetites are killing the planet: Blog Action Day 2009 (Climate change)

It used to be that I would get up in the morning, eat a couple of eggs and have toast with butter, then have a ham sandwich for lunch with cheese and mayo, and then have a hamburger for dinner. All the while wearing some leather shoes and drinking glasses of milk. I think they


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International Vulture Awareness Day

Today is International Vulture Awareness Day, and because I am a huge bird lover, I was excited for the opportunity to participate.  Vultures are finally getting the respect they deserve after years of being viewed as a creepy symbol of death and decay.  Of course, their unsavoury scavenging habits are actually an important part of


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Buying local will not save the planet

Amanda Daniel, who writes a blog called “Into the Eyes of God” sent me a link to a story in Forbes Magazine called “The Locavore Myth.” The author, James E. McWilliams, starts off with: Buy local, shrink the distance food travels, save the planet. The locavore movement has captured a lot of fans. To their


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Penguins at risk – what can we do?

Scientists have stated that the magnificent Emperor Penguin may be extinct within the century due to loss of ice caused by climate change. As the earth warms, we are going to start seeing more and more animals becoming extinct. What can we do to help? One of the easiest and most effective ways that we


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Our food choices matter

Richard Schwartz recently posted an article on the Veg Climate Alliance website, “Global catastrophe or sustainable future?“. It’s worth looking at if for nothing more that the extensive list of sources. He really looks into how exactly a shift towards a plant-based diet would reduce ghg emissions enough to give us time to solve the


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The Diva Cup

No, I don’t have personal experience with the Diva Cup myself, but Joanne asked me to write a post about it. The Diva Cup is a replacement for disposable menstrual products. Combined with Lunapads (washable cloth menstrual pads), you may never have to buy disposable tampons or pads ever again. This may not seem like


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Local is not the answer

The latest email newsletter from Earthsave was waiting for me in my inbox this morning. If you haven’t signed up for it, you definitely should. There are always links to valuable stories, plus news about their upcoming events. One link led me to a CBC story about a University of Toronto professor who has authored


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Sustainability is just a start

I often hear of sustainability referred to as an end goal, as if when we reach a level of sustainability, then everything is good. In this way many questionable activities, like the seal hunt, like fish farming, like intensive farming of animals, are excused as being sustainable. However, I think that sustainability is really the


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